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Newquay’s surfing beaches: 5 best beaches to surf in Newquay
Our guide to the top 5 surfing beaches in & around Newquay.
Cornish Wave is a tight-knit family of qualified instructors with a passion for surfing, we can’t get enough of the surf, sand and stunning North Cornwall coastline that we call home. We also love sharing that lifestyle and love for Surfing with others, so it’s hard to keep quiet about the best beaches to surf in Newquay.
Here’s the rundown of our Top 5 Newquay surfing beaches.
5. Towan beach
Also known as the Newquay Town Beach, this surfing hot-spot is right in the middle of all the action of downtown Newquay and still gets incredible surfing conditions. With the surf lifestyle on show and overlooked by a cavernous Walkabout bar, some have come to call it ‘Little Australia’.
Sand. Sun. Surf. A short walk from our office, we’re pretty stoked about our local beach; meet us for a surf lesson at Towan beach and we’ll show you why!
Look it up – the raw and spectacular landscape surrounding this surf beach makes the place look like it’s straight out a Star-Trek set! It’s unreal, and so are the waves, but if you’re lucky enough to land there, make sure you keep aware of the tide and don’t get caught out. Read more on how to stay safe on the beach with our guide to beach safety.
The surf is excellent and there’s a bar right on the beach, no wonder it’s one of our favourites and a regular stop on our Surf Coaching multi-session lessons like the Surfari Package.
If your arms get tired of paddling, get yourself a skim board and some ski goggles and try sand surfing down the dunes. This beach is big. Really big. So big that it gets it’s own blog feature – see our Top 3 Reasons to Visit Perranporth Beach.
2. Watergate Bay
High-end rippin’. Complete with the trim hotel, Jamie Oliver’s, Venus café, Beach Hut, Wax bar, Zacy’s restaurant, Living Space bar… The place attracts celebrities, high rollers, families and people just out to have a good time. Oh, and the surf conditions are excellent.
That’s right, Fistral Beach. Don’t book abroad again before you see this place. The world famous beach is Newquay’s, cultural heart. It’s got the good vibes, music, views and of course renowned Surf conditions. This 750-metre stretch of coast knows how to deliver good waves.
If you do make it down to the Home of British Surfing, be sure to drop in and say hello. Cornish Wave HQ is based just up the road. Pop in the office and head coach Jey will sort you out with the surf lessons that will get you just as hooked on surfing as the rest of the Fistral crowd.
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